VOLODARKA: Volodarskyi Raion, Kyiv Oblast Print

Alternate names: Volodarka [Rus, Ukr, Yid], Wołodarka [Pol]. Russian/Ukrainian: Володарка. 49°31' N, 29°55' E. 20 miles SSW of Bila Tserkva, 19 miles SE of Skvira. 1900 Jewish population: 2,079.

VOLODARKA I:     US Commission No. UA09260101
The cemetery is located at NW outskirt of the village, Kooperativnaya St. The town is located at 49º31 29º55, 140 km from Kiyev and 40 km from Belaya Tserkov'. Present town population is 5,001-25,000 with fewer than 10 Jews.

  • Town officials: Village Executive Soviet, Chairman Stetsuk Mariya Ignatiyevna, of 256530, Kiyevskaya oblast, Volodarskiy rayon, Volodarka, Kooperativnaya St. [Phone: (8-269) 51367].
  • Kiyev' State Historical Archive.

The earliest known Jewish community was 18th century. 1926 Jewish population was 209. Effecting the Jewish Community were 1768 Gaydamaki Pogroms and June 1919 Pogroms by bands of Zelyoniy and Zheleznyak. The last known Jewish burial was in 1941, before War. No other towns or villages used this unlandmarked, destroyed cemetery. The isolated suburban flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. No wall or fence and non-locking gate surround the cemetery. None of the 1 to 20 common tombstones are in original location. Location of any removed stones is unknown. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. Municipality owns property now used for industrial or commercial use and buildings. Properties adjacent are commercial or industrial and agricultural. The cemetery boundaries are smaller now than 1939 because of housing development and commercial or industrial development. There are buildings on the land of the cemetery. Rarely, local residents visit. Jewish individuals within country cleaned stones and cleared vegetation regularly before 1941. There is no maintenance. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Very serious threat: vandalism and existing nearby development. (Moderate threat: weather erosion (seasonal) and proposed nearby development. Slight threat: uncontrolled access, pollution and vegetation.

Sokolova Eleonora Yevgeniyevna of 253152, Kiyev, Tichini St. N5, Apt. 68 [Phone: (044) 5505681] visited site and completed survey on 09/09/1996. Fedorchenko Pavel Kondratiyevich of Volodarka, Oktyabrskiy pereulok (St.) N21 [Phone: (8-269) 50587] was interviewed on 09/09/1996. Documentation: Veytsblit I.I. Movement of Jewish people in Ukraine, published by 'Proletar', 1930; Jewish Encyclopedia, published by Brokgauz-Yefron', Leningrad.; The History of Towns and Villages of Ukraine, Kiyevskaya oblast, Kiyev, 1971.; Semyonov P., Geographical and Statistical Dictionary of Russian Empire, 1865.; The list of populated areas in Kiyevskaya Province'.; Statistical reference-book of numbers of Jewish population in Russia', 1918.

UPDATE: The cemetery site is located at Kooperativnaia St. no. 137 now contains a a brick factory  constructed at the site. No visible trace of the late 19th/early 20th century cemetery remains at this site. photos. [May 2010]

VOLODARKA II:     US Commission No. UA09260102

See VOLODARKA I for town information. The cemetery is located at settlement center, Wern side, on Radyanskaya St. No other towns or villages used this unlandmarked cemetery. The isolated urban flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by crossing public property (residential), access is open with permission. No wall, fence, or gate surrounds the cemetery. The approximate size of cemetery before WWII was 1.20 hectares. No stones are visible. Location of any removed stones is unknown. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. Municipality owns property now used for residential. Properties adjacent are residential. The cemetery boundaries are smaller now than 1939 because of housing development. Rarely, local residents visit. The cemetery was vandalized prior to World War II. There is no maintenance. Within the limits of the cemetery are residences. Very serious threat: vandalism (The cemetery was destroy in 1920s.) and existing nearby development (housing). Serious threat: planned nearby development (new residential). Slight threat: uncontrolled access, weather erosion (seasonal) and pollution. No threat: vegetation.

Sokolova Eleonora Eugen'evna of 253152 Kiev, 5 Tychiny St., Apt. 68 [Phone: (044) 5505681] visited site and completed survey on 09/09/96. Fedorchenko Pavel Kondratievich of 21, Oktyabr'sky per [Phone: (269) 50587] was interviewed on 09/09/96.

UPDATE: The cemetery site at Radianskaia 12-20 in the western part of the village has private housing. No visible trace of the mid-18th century cemetery remains. photos. [May 2010]

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 May 2010 21:11